‘Baywatch’ Donna D’Errico responded to the gunfire after a media outlet called her TikTok account “lewd.”
The 54-year-old actress posted a video on Sunday in which she is seen chin-down dancing and shifting from side to side in a red bikini. “I’ve had this account for a while and have never posted anything. This is my first post. Hope you like it,” she wrote in the caption.
On Monday, a UK outlet published an article about the clip with a headline that referred to her “sinister TikTok account” and her “raunchy bikini videos”. D’Errico blasted the headline in a post she uploaded to her Instagram Story.
“Um…it’s literally one video of me posing in a bikini,” she wrote on a screenshot from the article. “clickbait is nice but I don’t appreciate it because I’m not vulgar and I don’t post or do vulgar things.”
The former “Battlebots” host also shared the video, which features stickers with the words “Thirst trap,” “Beach time,” and “Are you in?” and “Dad Bod” on her Instagram page.
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“Here I am designing my new line of bathing suits for women over 50,” she jokes in the caption. Follow me for more AARP tips.
This isn’t the first time Derico has defended herself against Internet critics. Last summer, she responded to haters who left negative comments on a video she posted on the Fourth of July on Instagram. In the clip, the model is seen wearing an American flag string bikini.
“Quite a few women complained about my 4th of July video in my red, white, and blue bikini because they thought I was “finer than that,” “too big to wear a bikini,” and my favorite, “desperate,” she wrote in a caption to an Instagram post. Show a picture of her in a pale pink bikini.
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Derico continued, “Let me tell you something that might surprise you. I can actually wear and do whatever I want.”
“On that note,” she joked, “here I am in a bikini, squatting at the coffee table.”
The actress also defied her critics by joining the subscription-based adult platform OnlyFans. In August, she addressed the “hateful comments” she received after sharing her bikini photos and explained her decision to join OnlyFans in an interview with Fox News Digital.
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“After the second photo went viral, I got a lot of backlash from that as well, but I also got a lot of support from people who not only enjoyed what I had to say but enjoyed seeing me in a bikini,” D’Errico said.
She continued, “And I think I’m tired of the judgment, the bullying and all the hate. It would be nice to post some stuff and not have it happen. And the truth is, regular social media just doesn’t do it for me. There’s a lot of judgment and hate going on out there.”
“I know there’s not much that can be done with that, because this will always be there. You’ve got all these keyboard warriors who feel so tough making fun of others, tearing them apart while hiding behind a computer.”
“It’s happened a lot throughout my career — ever since I became a public figure,” added Derico. And while it doesn’t really bother me, for the most part I still want to post things without that fallout. So I finally said, ‘To get over it.'”
The former Playboy Playmate starred as bouncer Donna Marco on the series Baywatch from 1996 to 1998.
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Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
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